This is Charlie from charisma on command and today I′m gonna be giving you some

This is Charlie from charisma on command and today I′m gonna be giving you some presentation tips and tricks now the guy that we are working off of today is actually the Toastmasters 2015 world champion of public speaking this does though apply to a presentation that you would give in any setting whether it′s in work or elsewhere because when you stand in front of a group of people whether you′re talking about macroeconomics or the forecasted revenue or you′re telling a story like this guy you must captivate their attention first and that′s one of the things that we′re going to focus on today so let′s get started what so this is so huge how does he start off a speech there are two big things going on here one he starts with a prop and sometimes that can feel hokey and you′re like well how do I do that in a business setting the truth is anything that is a physical object that people do not understand why you′re doing it whether you′re holding some sort of piece of fruit as a metaphor i′ve seen people do that whatever it is if you have a physical object that helps to capture people′s attention and you′re going to see that this is the most critical thing at the start of a speech he does it in multiple ways because when you get up there and start to speak in front of people you have about ten seconds to capture their attention and captivate them before they tune out completely so you must do something interesting secondly impeccable timing this guy is so deliberate so slow he commands the stage so that′s just something to look out for the rest of this video all you ought to think smoking kills so another quick thing and I′m gonna play this back again just you can see it all together you need to get audience interaction absolutely within the first minute you see a lot of speakers do this it can feel hackneyed but they ask people that you know show of hands who′s seen this before show hands who′s heard of something you must get the audience moving and speaking and responding to you if you want them to listen and to engage with what you are saying he does it very cleverly by asking a provocative question so I′m just gonna go back and play that all over again so you can see it together what [Applause] all you ought to think smoking kills so now they are interested and hooked and he can begin his you can begin to get into it and let me tell you something do you know that the amount of people dying from diabetes are three times as many people dying from smoking yet if I put a snicker bar nobody will say anything again two more great examples he′s dedicating basically the first minute of his speech to engaging with the audience and he does that a number of ways we′ve covered but also humor he makes sure that there are jokes in that first minute so he′s got another belly laugh here and then that provocative question that he′s asking you you think this well guess what and now he′s going to reveal something else do you know that the leading cause of lung cancer is that actually a cigarette prop again captivates attention it′s your DNA you could smoke for years and nothing would ever happen to you this whole war against smoking just to restrict the farming of tobacco mr. Carter′s chair para Toastmasters and guests I use these arguments even though I just made them up [Applause] a symbol so you see this is kind of an abbreviated version of this talk but right now we′re gonna go to the body of the talk so that′s how you need to and must the first part of whatever your presentation you′re giving has to captivate attention you′ve got humor you′ve got provocative questions you′ve got props lots of ways to do that but the first minute do not get right into what you′re saying don′t tell them what you′re going to talk about capture their attention so here now we′re more in the body of his speech in the body of his presentation and one thing that you′re gonna want to have no matter how dry the subject that you′re talking about is stories because people the human brain did not evolve to digest and connect with statistics right you can talk about global warming or world hunger and how many millions and billions and hundreds of thousands but the human brain is not persuaded by that what is persuasive is individual anecdotes and even though it′s a logical fallacy if you want to move people emotionally you need to tell the stories of individuals and this is what he does right here choice of word can make a difference between someone accepting or denying your message you can have a very beautiful thing to say but say it in the wrong words and it′s gone so here he makes his point and now he′s about to launch into a story that′s a great way bounce back and forth between a general point demonstrating story or even start with demonstrating story what′s the point my friend NASA he loved his father idealize his father he would do anything to make him happy but his father was the kind of person who′s not easy to impress and year after year not to try than his father′s like yeah first year in college and also got straight A′s and he thought to himself this is it this was will finally make my dad proud he picked up the phone so notice this this is very critical when you are telling stories again even in dry environments you have to realize that when you′re in front of a group of people you are performing so you need to get out from behind the lectern you need to move your body but you also need to embody characters if you can take people into the present tense of any story any moment that is going to be far more powerful than summarizing it and if you can go beyond the present tense and act it out make it vivid and real play a character that is going to be something that people can connect with much more and will ultimately be moved to act upon because really when you get in front of people your goal is not just to say some words your goal is for them to walk away having had something inside them change so that they behave differently and this is just a great example of how you can do that so see what he does here he′s called his dad dad I got straight A′s Audio proud please tell them your product father yeah listen son i′ll have to call you back I′m busy so you see this is actually a breathing Eddie and I highly highly recommend watching the whole thing it′s much to get it′s much better in its whole pieces but I wanted to pull out some of the most fascinating pieces so moving on now towards the end of the speech he sort of wraps it up what you want to do when you get to the end of any presentation in the middle you know you′ll have told your stories your anecdotes at the beginning you′ll have captured attention it′s the end when people are wide open from being sucked into your stories from you hooking their attention that you can drop whatever insight or nugget that you want them to take away because if you captivate people with stories the truth is they are wide open to you telling them the moral and this is kind of what he does here words have power words are power words could be your power you can change a life inspire a nation and make this world a beautiful place isn′t that what we all want it isn′t that what we are all in this hall your mouth can spit venom or it can mend a broken soul there′s an gentleman let that be our goal so you see there at the end he goes back full circle with the prop he pulls out the cigarette and crushes it at the end I huh this is something that is very very very popular I personally find it a little bit cliche in this case but what a lot of people like to do is come full circle or start with the metaphor and then come back to it at the end again very very popular thing you don′t need to force it as I felt is the case in this speech but something that you can do if you want to see more on this channel go ahead and subscribe and of course if there′s anybody that you′d like to see me break down any topics that you would like to see me do feel free to go ahead and put those in the comments hope that you′ve liked this and I will see you on the next video

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